Category Archives: Sliabh Luachra

Cameras to Roll for Finale of Hit Drama Patrick

Cameras to Roll for Finale of Hit Drama Patrick

It’s going to be lights, camera and action for the hit drama ‘Patrick’ when it returns for one night only in the INEC in Killarney on Thursday, May 11th.  The powerful show had a hugely-successful run last year in Rathmore and the INEC when over 7,000 people witnessed the story of Rathmore native, Captain Patrick… Read more…

The Ghost of Peggy O’Neil Returns to Gneeveguilla

The Ghost of Peggy O’Neil Returns to Gneeveguilla

It may have been the ghost of the famous 1920s actress, Peggy O’Neil, who returned to Gneeveguilla recently to launch her memoir, The Girl from Gneeveguilla. The book follows Peggy’s life from her birth in the Kerry village and her childhood in New York – to where her parents had emigrated and on to her… Read more…

Town Twinning AGM on Monday Night

Town Twinning AGM on Monday Night

A group from Castleisland’s twinned town of Bannalec will travel here for the May Bank holiday weekend. Stops are being pulled out in all directions. “As this year marks the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Twinning Charter it will make their visit that bit more special,” said local committee treasurer and spokesman, John… Read more…

Bannalec / Castleisland Twinning Project Prepares for 10th Anniversary

Bannalec / Castleisland Twinning Project Prepares for 10th Anniversary

A group of eight people representing the Castleisland/Sliabh Luachra Town Twinning Group travelled to Bannalec in Brittany recently. The group had an excellent time during its stay with a number of trips and events organised by the Bannalec Twinning Committee – according to spokesman John O’Donoghue. The trip began in Cork from where they flew… Read more…

August 9th-11th Dates for First Sliabh Luachra Music Summer School

August 9th-11th Dates for First Sliabh Luachra Music Summer School

It’s great to hear about events being organised and happening right where they ought to. Next month’s Sliabh Luachra Summer School in Tureencahill Community Centre is just one of these. This event will consist of three days of music, talks and performances to highlight the music and musicians of the Sliabh Luachra area on August… Read more…

Rural Post Offices Under New Threat Following ‘Social Protection Letter’ – Healy Rae

Rural Post Offices Under New Threat Following ‘Social Protection Letter’ – Healy Rae

A new attack on the future of the community Post Office in rural areas may be the catalyst in Deputy Michael Healy Rae’s decision to support any new government formation. Deputy Healy-Rae, while issuing a statement on his own behalf,  may withhold support for any new government unless Electronic Fund Transfer letter is withdrawn. We… Read more…

All You Need to Know About the Kerry Teams for Sunday’s Finals

All You Need to Know About the Kerry Teams for Sunday’s Finals

The Kerry Senior Football Team to play Dublin in the All Ireland Football Final in Croke Park on Sunday at 3:30pm shows three changes in personnel from the side that defeated Tyrone in the semi final. Fionn Fitzgerald and Aidan O’Mahony come into the full back line instead of Paul Murphy and Marc Ó Sé… Read more…

John Lenihan Takes U-18 Rugby Squad to the Highest Point

John Lenihan Takes U-18 Rugby Squad to the Highest Point

Castleisland Rugby Club’s U-18 management team has set about a squad building exercise which is due to start out on a high point – on the highest point in Ireland in fact. This is a two-pronged strategy as the management team of Peter Browne and Tommy Griffin have invited the legendary World Mountain Running Champion,… Read more…

Martin Ferris TD keynote speaker at Rising Commemoration

Martin Ferris TD keynote speaker at Rising Commemoration

Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris will be the keynote speaker at the annual Easter Rising commemoration in Tralee this Sunday. The event will gather in and leave The Square at 12-30pm. “Sinn Féin remains committed to the realisation of the vision of 1916 and the implementation of the principles of the Proclamation. Next year we… Read more…

NEKD No Longer on the Hunted List

NEKD No Longer on the Hunted List

They were harried and hunted to the point of extinction by Minister Phil Hogan’s ‘Putting People First’ reform document in the fall of 2012. The Hen Harrier had more protection in rural habitats than its human counterparts of the species known locally as the NEKD – or North & East Kerry Development.  However, unlike its feathered comparison,… Read more…

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Category Archives: Sliabh Luachra

Cameras to Roll for Finale of Hit Drama Patrick

Cameras to Roll for Finale of Hit Drama Patrick

It’s going to be lights, camera and action for the hit drama ‘Patrick’ when it returns for one night only in the INEC in Killarney on Thursday, May 11th.  The powerful show had a hugely-successful run last year in Rathmore and the INEC when over 7,000 people witnessed the story of Rathmore native, Captain Patrick… Read more…

The Ghost of Peggy O’Neil Returns to Gneeveguilla

The Ghost of Peggy O’Neil Returns to Gneeveguilla

It may have been the ghost of the famous 1920s actress, Peggy O’Neil, who returned to Gneeveguilla recently to launch her memoir, The Girl from Gneeveguilla. The book follows Peggy’s life from her birth in the Kerry village and her childhood in New York – to where her parents had emigrated and on to her… Read more…

Town Twinning AGM on Monday Night

Town Twinning AGM on Monday Night

A group from Castleisland’s twinned town of Bannalec will travel here for the May Bank holiday weekend. Stops are being pulled out in all directions. “As this year marks the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Twinning Charter it will make their visit that bit more special,” said local committee treasurer and spokesman, John… Read more…

Bannalec / Castleisland Twinning Project Prepares for 10th Anniversary

Bannalec / Castleisland Twinning Project Prepares for 10th Anniversary

A group of eight people representing the Castleisland/Sliabh Luachra Town Twinning Group travelled to Bannalec in Brittany recently. The group had an excellent time during its stay with a number of trips and events organised by the Bannalec Twinning Committee – according to spokesman John O’Donoghue. The trip began in Cork from where they flew… Read more…

August 9th-11th Dates for First Sliabh Luachra Music Summer School

August 9th-11th Dates for First Sliabh Luachra Music Summer School

It’s great to hear about events being organised and happening right where they ought to. Next month’s Sliabh Luachra Summer School in Tureencahill Community Centre is just one of these. This event will consist of three days of music, talks and performances to highlight the music and musicians of the Sliabh Luachra area on August… Read more…

Rural Post Offices Under New Threat Following ‘Social Protection Letter’ – Healy Rae

Rural Post Offices Under New Threat Following ‘Social Protection Letter’ – Healy Rae

A new attack on the future of the community Post Office in rural areas may be the catalyst in Deputy Michael Healy Rae’s decision to support any new government formation. Deputy Healy-Rae, while issuing a statement on his own behalf,  may withhold support for any new government unless Electronic Fund Transfer letter is withdrawn. We… Read more…

All You Need to Know About the Kerry Teams for Sunday’s Finals

All You Need to Know About the Kerry Teams for Sunday’s Finals

The Kerry Senior Football Team to play Dublin in the All Ireland Football Final in Croke Park on Sunday at 3:30pm shows three changes in personnel from the side that defeated Tyrone in the semi final. Fionn Fitzgerald and Aidan O’Mahony come into the full back line instead of Paul Murphy and Marc Ó Sé… Read more…

John Lenihan Takes U-18 Rugby Squad to the Highest Point

John Lenihan Takes U-18 Rugby Squad to the Highest Point

Castleisland Rugby Club’s U-18 management team has set about a squad building exercise which is due to start out on a high point – on the highest point in Ireland in fact. This is a two-pronged strategy as the management team of Peter Browne and Tommy Griffin have invited the legendary World Mountain Running Champion,… Read more…

Martin Ferris TD keynote speaker at Rising Commemoration

Martin Ferris TD keynote speaker at Rising Commemoration

Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris will be the keynote speaker at the annual Easter Rising commemoration in Tralee this Sunday. The event will gather in and leave The Square at 12-30pm. “Sinn Féin remains committed to the realisation of the vision of 1916 and the implementation of the principles of the Proclamation. Next year we… Read more…

NEKD No Longer on the Hunted List

NEKD No Longer on the Hunted List

They were harried and hunted to the point of extinction by Minister Phil Hogan’s ‘Putting People First’ reform document in the fall of 2012. The Hen Harrier had more protection in rural habitats than its human counterparts of the species known locally as the NEKD – or North & East Kerry Development.  However, unlike its feathered comparison,… Read more…

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